If it’s Friday, that means I’m linking up with Courtney from Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed up for What?! for their Friday Five Link-Up. Today’s subject is Favorite Holiday Traditions.
I’m actually not a traditionalist; I’m fairly spontaneous and like to mix things up. I don’t mind scooting out of town for the holidays, and I don’t necessarily believe you need to have a grand Christmas dinner.
That being said, I do hold dear some holiday traditions. Here are my top 5 (in no particular order):
1. Watching “Elf.”
A newer tradition, but we love it.
2. Pope (pronounced “PO-pee”), our family’s Elf on the Shelf.
Like Buddy, Pope is a jolly little elf. He shows up around December 1st and skedaddles back to the North Pole on December 25. Sometimes he flies back to the NP to report to Santa during the middle of the night. And sometimes he’s a lazy bastard and just stays where he is, tremendously disappointing our kids. Though he may be a tad lazy, at least he’s not one of those naughty elves. Those guys are the worst.
3. Dance in “The Nutcracker.”
What haven’t I already said about this holiday tradition for our family?
4. Visit Santa
The real Santa usually goes to Macy’s.
5. Spend time with family.
I know–shocker! This is my favorite holiday tradition.
What are your favorite holiday traditions?